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Understanding the social journey from screen to holiday selfie

The days of visiting actual travel agents and waiting on faux leather couches to be served whilst being visually accosted by A1 posters of smiling families splashing in the waves and creatively bankrupt taglines (“New Zealand! Bring Your Mum!”) are long gone. A holidaymaker’s entire journey from skiving off work to Google “best holiday destinations”…

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Social Media Automation Pros and Cons

  For small business owners, automation tools can be incredibly useful things. But, like all tools, relying too heavily on social media automation will end in tears. Maintaining a brand identity and personality on social media is an important part of the relationship you want to have with your customers, and automation can damage that…

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5 Ways to Optimise Content for Short Attention Spans

With 8 in 10 adults in the UK adopting the “second screen” culture and indulging in the availability of endless entertainment and information online, attention spans have dwindled from 12 minutes to 5 minutes over the past 10 years in our offline lives and now average only 8 seconds when browsing online which is staggering…

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5 great tools to discover fresh and relevant content

Sourcing fresh content that genuinely engages and adds value among your community is always a challenge. Making sure you discover content that is not only fresh but also on-trend and totally relevant for curating back to your social following is key to gaining positive engagement over lowering sentiment. Here are several tools and methods you…

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The Curation Economy – Abundance to Poignancy

  As digital content marketers we are in the throes of two concurrent data revolutions. That of Big Data and secondly, the contextualization of big data. You won’t win customers with Data solely – but when you use that data to contextualize your content you will. What does that mean – it signifies that we…

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Throw your B2B buyer a life jacket in a sea of content

The opening up of the LinkedIn publisher platform is another symptom of a potentially unwell state of content marketing. Quite simply, we are drowning in a sea of content and some of it is just ain’t that good. From the recent Content Benchmarking Report we can see that inbound marketing takes up to 40% of…

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